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Martin Klein, MPH, PhD

Senior Advisor (Dean's Office) and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy); Director, Executive MPH, Yale School of Public Health

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Martin Klein, MPH, PhD



Martin Klein, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Senior Advisor to the dean of the Yale School of Public Health and Director, Executive MPH, an online degree program. He served as the Executive Director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, a program he co-founded. He also founded and directed InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social impact and entrepreneurship, the first program of its kind at a school of public health. He previously served as the Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health, and was responsible for the offices of development, alumni relations, and communications. Martin came to the School from Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he was Associate Dean for Student Services and Administrative Operations. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Associate Dean for Primary Care at New York Medical College, where he co-founded and co-led the Center for Primary Care Education and Research. He was an Assistant Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and taught a variety of topics, including managed care, medical informatics, and physician communication skills. Earlier in his career, Martin held positions with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget and the New York City Department of Health. He received his M.P.H. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He completed additional training in pedagogy as a Harvard Macy Scholar.

Education & Training

  • Harvard Macy Institute Scholar
    Harvard University (2002)
  • PhD
    Columbia University (2000)
  • Informatics Fellowship
    National Library of Medicine (1998)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (1986)


  • Expanding partnership with the Royal Institute of Health Sciences
    Bhutan 2012
    Lecture on health policy and determine projects to expand relationship with School
  • Developing a masters in health administration program
    Ethiopia (2010-2011)
    Thesis reviewer

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